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Starfield Simulation

A simple screensaver that simulates a starfield on your screen. Small white pixels act as stars and grow larger as they appear to move towards you, as though you are flying through space. The density of the starfield can be customized, as well as the warp speed.

Price Free    Disk 0.01 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 37,758
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Extract the "Stars" screensaver file from the ZIP archive you downloaded to the Windows folder on your hard drive, then right-click it and select "Install" to install it and to open the Screen Saver Settings panel, where "Starfield" should now be the selected screensaver.

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File nameStars.zip
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size7.25 kB (7,429 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
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Total downloads37,758
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User reviews (26)

relly love this screen saver like finding a old friend

by malcolm marshall on January 16, 2023

It works just like the original one from windows 98! I loved this SS! Now i have it back!! Works great! Just unzip it and copy the file open your system 32 folder and drop it in there and it will appear in your SS menus and give you access to options aswell! :)

by matt on November 23, 2022

Perfect! Works exactly like the original.

by Armando Carbital on November 10, 2022

Awesome takes me back a great number of years, easy to set up and install. job well done by the person who uploaded it for peoples pleasure. Thank you very much.

by Mr Terry S Abbott on October 7, 2021

The frame rate is horrible.

by Richard on July 3, 2021


by Humphrey on November 14, 2019

It's OK. I would have preferred a setting that would increase the size of the stars and not just the amount of them, but it's ok. Those who say it doesn't work, it is a zip file. You must open the file and move the single content to your Windows/SysWOW64 file. It will then appear in you Screen Saver panel.

by James on October 16, 2019

Don't listen to other reviews of it not working, it's in a zipped folder and needs to be unzipped and installed.
Works flawlessly on the latest Win10.

by ulrond on August 22, 2019

it doesn't work

by thum on January 22, 2019

Screensaver Filename: Stars.scr
VirusTotal: 0
Score: 2 / 5
Tested on: 2019-01-09
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (full updated)

Simple and no garbage detected. Not a great one but work.

by Joe Dirt on January 10, 2019

looks OK but will not save to screensaver set so cannot use it

by mristani on July 24, 2018

A classic in the most true sense of the word....excellent it's still available since my first Dos and Win3.1 machines. Thanks!

by on July 1, 2018

i didnt liked too much, its running at 10fps, and thats hard to endure on my 144hz monitor

by leonardo on February 14, 2018

Works great on Win 10. Lots of memories with this classic.

by Digger on November 28, 2017


by hene24 on September 30, 2017

Doesn't work properly in Windows 10. It starts all jumpy and almost freezes then screen/display goes really dark for some reason. I have it set so computer never sleeps never turns monitor off etc. but this still happens. 5 stars when it works right.

by Steve on August 13, 2017

This is fucking legendary.

Rate it 69/10.

by Karlo on July 15, 2017

whatever homosapian uploaded this needs to be a god

by ackh on June 8, 2017


by sai on February 15, 2017


by jonny appleseed on August 18, 2016

This is a real screen saver, no more, no less, it's nice, it's space, just what I want, my favorite.

Hey Nick, then watch this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/can-i-have-the-good-old-starfield-screen-saver-in/cfe39ce3-8081-4ef8-9adb-5585057f00d2?auth=1

On Windows 7 gets freeze after ~10 minutes, but maybe works fine on newer systems. Not sure :)

by illegalQ on July 24, 2016

I think it is wonderful. I like that you can adjust both the number of stars and the speed. Certainly a low number of stars moving not very fast should use very little energy and will be a true screen saver. And, unlike a totally black screen, you can instantly see that you computer/monitor is in the screen saver mode.

I believe this used to be in an earlier version of windows but I don't find it in Windows 7 or Windows 10.

Thank you for providing it.

by DC Wornock on May 28, 2016

Thought I would never see this again, so glad I finally found it. Brings back old memories... ^_^

by Tilko on May 1, 2016

I was looking for this for a long time. I am pleased you offered this legacy simple but neat screen saver.

by Chris S on April 17, 2016

Not bad, consider making the pixels multi-colored and have a streak effect. more like the warp field from star trek.

by Nick on February 16, 2016

really cool

by tony on January 3, 2016

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